Parents’ Association

The GFS Parents' Association works to support both the school and the parents. It operates largely by custom without a stated constitution and follows Quaker decision-making process. All parents of GFS students are members of the Parents' Association. All Parents' Association meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are held in Yarnall Auditorium in the Sharpless Building.

The three main responsibilities of the Parents' Association are:

  • To work to involve parents in the life of the school.
  • To raise funds for the school and its programs.
  • To work in partnership with faculty and administration on issues of community concern.

GFS parents who volunteer feel more connected to the school and parent community. Therefore, the Parents' Association urges all fathers and mothers in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools to volunteer twice yearly for an event or activity, not only for the assistance they can provide, but for their own satisfaction. Please call a committee chair for more information about these activities. (See the "Who's Who" section in the Blue Book for the names and numbers of the committee chairs.)

Parents will inevitably have concerns or suggestions about a child's progress or about educational philosophy and content. The school encourages you to speak directly with teachers, advisors and administrators to resolve these concerns. If parents need help in this process. the Parents' Association is available to assist them. 

Parents’ Association Events

Major activities and functions of the Parents’ Association include:

  • Admissions Volunteers
  • Annual Giving
  • Class Representative System
  • Community Service
  • Faculty and Staff breakfasts
  • Fun Day
  • Kindergarten and First Grade Coffees
  • Lesbian and Gay Parents and Friends Alliance
  • Multicultural Parents' Alliance
  • New Parent Dinner
  • Parent Potlucks
  • Used Book Buy Back and Sale

Upcoming Events


Parents Association Class Rep Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

MS Open Door Cafe Drop-In Discussions

Open Door Cafe
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

US New Parents Recption

Front Hall
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM